Does the addition of diazepam to naproxen improve low back pain and improve functional outcomes?

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Benzodiazepines are prescribed with or without non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as “muscle relaxants” for acute low back pain in the emergency department (ED). However, the effectiveness of this practice is unclear.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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